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FY 2016-2017
 
September 18, 2017
The 1st Public Hearing & District Meeting scheduled for September 18, 2017 is being rescheduled to September 25, 2017
September 6, 2017
Monroe County's Emegency Operations Center telephone # is 1-800-955-5504.
September 5, 2017
From Monroe County Advisory: With the storm track of Category 5 Hurricane Irma still headed for the Florida Keys, Monroe County will be issuing a mandatory visitor evacuation expected to begin at sunrise on Wednesday (9/6/17). An evacuation for residents also will be issued. The time has yet to e determined.
September 5, 2017
The KLVFD has cancelled the 911 Service that was scheduled on September 11, 2017 at Station #24.
August 21, 2017
RFP 18-001 is being released for bid . . . Proposals Due September 25, 2017.
July 24, 2017
Resolution #2017-004 was approved by the District Board which adopted a tentative FY 17-18 millage of 1.0 mil and established the dates of the 1st and Final Public Hearings. September 18, 2017 and September 25, 2017.
June 26, 2017
The District Board approved the Miami-Dade Mutual Aid Agreement.
May 22, 2017
The District Board approved Revision 1 to Ordinance 2012-002, Open Burn.
May 22, 2017
The District purchased $45,661.37 Hurst Equipment used to remove patients from automobiles, and the District will be reimbursed by the Trauma District.
April 24, 2017
The District conducted a Strategic Planning Workshop.
April 19, 2017
The 1st Reading of the Open Burn Ordinance is April 24, 2017 (See pages 3 and 8 for changes)
February 18, 2017
The District approved Resolution #2018-002 in support of the number of Monroe County Judges.
December 14, 2016
The Monroe County BOCC approved the Inter-local Agreement associated with the Sales Tax generated by Key Largo to fund fire hydrants the next five years.
December 12 2016
The Board approved Resolution 2017-001, which promotes Board Unity.
November 14, 2016
The District Board approved purchasing a new copier for the Ambulance Corporation, and an upgrade to the Red Alert Software Program and Fire Alarm System for the Fire Department.
November 14, 2016
The District conducted a Strategic Planning Workshop with the departments.
October 17, 2016
The District Board purchased $38,047.22 Tools, $1,979.59 Compressor, and $32,264.70 for the Fire Department.
October 17, 2016
The District Board approved the new Fire Engine for Station 25 up to 4482,904.00.
October 17, 2016
The Fire Department were involved in "Fire Prevention Week" activities including participating in an event at KMART and conducting fire prevention training at the schools.
October 17, 2016
The department contracts were approved for the three-year period of October 18, 2016 - October 16, 2019.
October 10, 2016

QUESTION: For clarification purposes, in Item III. Statement of Purpose/ Scope of the bid package it states contract term is anticipated to begin on or before November 1, 2017. In the Schedule of Events - 2016 table, the Contract Effective date is showing as 11/01/16. The contract effective date is November 1, 2016. ANSWER: The correct contract year is 11/01/16 based upon funding.

   
FY 2015-2016  
   
September 19, 2016
The District Board approved moving forward with the Cadet Program to encourage 14-17 year-old students to participate in the program.
September 19, 2016
The District Board approved RFP 17-001 for FY 16-17 which is for the installation of 15 new fire hydrants in Key Largo.
September 19, 2016
Resolution #2015-007 was approved by the Board which adopted a tentative budget of $ 3,973,273.
September 19, 2016
Resolution #2016-006 was approved by the District Board which adopted a Final FY 16-17 millage of 0.9000 mil.
September 7, 2016
Resolution #2016-004 was approved by the District Board which adopted a tentative FY 16-17 millage of 0.9000 mil and adopted Resolution #2015-005 which adopted a tentative budget of $ 3,073,273..
September 6, 2016
The Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department conducted a community service to remember 911.
July 21, 2016

The Key Largo Fire Rescue & Emergency Medical Services (KLFR&EMS) District is sad to announce that Tom Tharp, past KLFR&EMS District Commissioner, passed away on July 20th. Tom was instrumental in the creation of the Key Largo Fire District, and an advocate of the Fire Department. His life-long contributions to the Fire Industry and Emergency Services are recognized, appreciated and will be missed!  A Celebration of Life is still evolving; however, it is expected the Memorial Service will be scheduled in November this year.

June 11, 2016
The District conducted a Workshop to discuss a Cadet Program for the District.
May 9, 2016
The District conducted a final Strategic Planning Workshop to prioritize the items identified.
April 25, 2016
he District Board approved giving the Ladder Truck to the Benevolent Association as no firm offers have been received, even though the price has been lowered several times.
April 25, 2016
Phase 3 of the KLFR&EMS District Fire Hydrant Project has been completed, and three of the Phase 4 fire hydrants have been installed.
April 11, 2016
The District Conducted the 2nd Strategic Planning Workshop.
March 28, 2016
The Corps submitted the 1st Draft of the new Specifications for the ambulance.
March 14, 2016
The District hosted a Strategic Planning Workshop.
February 19, 2016
Phase 3 of Fire Hydrant Project has been completed, and the permits have been issued for Phase 4.
February 5, 2016
Please see the PRESS RELEASE for the 2015 District Accomplishments.
January 15, 2016
The District applied for the 2016 AFG Grant for SCBA.
December 14, 2015
Phase IV Fire Hydrant Project: The Board selected LaRocco as the RFP 16-001 vendor and approved the contract for installation of 15 fire hydrants.
November 21, 2015
The District is celebrating their 10th Anniversary as a District. To learn more see the attached Press Release.
October 19, 2015
The District approved RFP 16-001 to install 15 fire hydrants in Key Largo during FY 15-16.
October 19, 2015
The District is scheduling a District Workshop on November 9, 2015 to discuss including Tavernier, FL in the KLFR&EMS District.
September 21, 2015
Resolution #2015-008 was approved by the District Board which adopted the FINAL FY 15-16 millage of 0.8223 mil and adopted Resolution #2015-009 which adopted the FINAL budget of $3,494,326.
September 2015
The Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department will conduct Fire Prevention Training for approximately 950 children, and they also conduct a Fire Extinguisher Use Demonstration at KMART for the community on September 26 & 27, 2015
September 14, 2015
Resolution #2015-006 was approved by the District Board which adopted a tentative FY 15-16 millage of 0.8223 mil and adopted Resolution #2015-007 which adopted a tentative budget of $3,494,326.
September 11, 2015
The Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department hosted a 911 at the North Station to honor the victims, firefighters and police officers that died 14 years ago today.
August 24, 2015
The District Board approved Resolution #2015-005, which approved the settlement with the Old Fire Department.
August 21, 2015
DEPARTMENT BY-LAW MEETINGS: The Ambulance Corps will review their By-Laws on Friday, August 28, 2015 at 5:00 p.m., and the Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department will review their by-Laws immediately following the Ambulance Corps Meeting. The meetings will be held at the Ambulance Corps building at 98600 Overseas Highway.
July 13, 2015
Resolution #2015-004 was approved by the District Board which adopted a tentative FY 15-16 millage of 1.0 mil and established the dates of the 1st and Final Public Hearing. September 14, 2015 and September 21, 2015.
July 13, 2014
The 2nd Reading of Revision 1 to Ordinance #2012-001 False Alarms was completed, and the District Board approved Revision 1.
June 22, 2015
The FY 2013-2014 District Audit was presented to the District Board.
June 22, 2015
1st Reading of Revision 1 to Ordinance #2012-001 False Alarms
April 27, 2015
The District approved Amendment#1 to the ILA with the County for infrastructure sales surtax monies.
April 13, 2015

The Specification to Piggyback Sheriff's Bid to Purchase an Ambulance Not to Exceed $150,000 was approved.

April 13, 2015
Resolution #2015-003 Budget Amendment for District expenses; KLVFD vehicle repairs and KLVAC small tools was approved.
February 23, 2015
J,A. LaRocco was selected as the vendor for the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Fire Hydrants.
February 23, 2015
J,A. LaRocco was awarded a contract for the Phase 2 and Phase 3 Fire Hydrants in the amount of $140,800.
February 23 2015
Resolution #2015-002 Budget Amendment for the KLVFD Station 25 Plymovent System and a new garage door was approved.
February 23 2015
The Purchase Order to purchase the Plymovent System upgrade for Station 24 ($36,269) and retrofit for Station 25 ($8,977) was approved.
February 23 2015
The Mutual Aid Agreement between the District, KLVFD and KLVAC with the County was approved.
February 2, 2015
RFP #15-001 Any ADDITIONAL Questions and Answers will be placed on the website by February 2, 2015. (See Addendum 2 below)
January 27, 2015
RFP #15-001 Addendum 1"Clarification of posting answers to questions" and Addendum 2 "Two questions with answers"
January 27 , 2015
Tentative Date: 02/23/15 (6:00 p.m.): KLFR&EMS District Board Meeting with Agenda Item to Select Proposal RFP #15-001 (This date will be confirmed on website 2/20/15).
January 27, 2015
Tentative Date: 02/17/15 (10:00 a.m.) Selection Committee meets to review and rank proposals. (This date will be confirmed on the website 02/14/15).
January 27, 2015
02/09/15 (5:00 p.m.) Bid Opening RFP #15-001 5.00 p.m. at Station #24, One East Drive, Key Largo.
January 27, 2015
02/06/15 (5:00 p.m.): Bidders must submit proposals for RFP #15-001 to the District by 5:00 p.m. on 2/06/15.
January 6, 2015
The RFP for the Key Largo Fire Hydrant Installation was released and advertised.
 
FY 2014-2015 (See Above)  
December 2014
RFP #15-001 which provides for the installation of the Phase 2 (FY 2014-2015) and Phase 3 (FY2015-2016) fire hydrants was completed. Each phase of this project consists of 8 fire hydrants.
October 4 - 11, 2014
The Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department conducted Fire Prevention Training for approximately 950 children, and they also conducted a Live Burn Demonstration at KMART for the community.
October 2014
To date seven (7) of the nine (9) of the Phase 1 “Project to Hydrant Key Largo” were installed. The fire hydrants at Wheaton's and Rowell's Marina will be installed in 2015. The budget was $100,000.
September 22, 2014
September 22, 2014, the District Board adopted and approved the FY 2014-2015 final operating millage rate for the District of .7956 mills, which is less than the rolled-back rate of .7956 mills by .0.00%, and adopted the FY 2014-2015 budget of $3,370,409.
September 15, 2014
The formal Mutual Aid Agreement with the KLFR&EMS District and the Village of Islamorada was approved.
August 20, 2014
The District worked with the County to develop a three-year Inter-local Agreement with the District to receive Discretionary Sales Tax Funds as follows: FY 2014 - $350,000; FY 2015 - $250,000 and FY 2016 - $250,000. To be used for vehicles and for the installation of fire hydrants.
July 28, 2014
The District approved a contract with LaRocco for the purchase and installation of eight (8) new fire hydrants within the District. This project is expected to be completed prior to the end of October 2014.
July 14, 2014
The District adopted a proposed millage rate of 1 mil for FY 2014-2015. The dates of the 1st and Final Public Hearings are scheduled for September 8, 2016 and September 22, 2016.
July 8, 2014
The District joined Facebook. You may visit us at facebook/KLFR&EMS District.
July 4, 2014
The District applied for and received a 95%/5% matching 2013 AFG grant from FEMA/DHS in the amount of $25,272 to purchase bunker gear to provide bunker gear for all of the department volunteers.
May 15, 2014
The District Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 19, 2014 has been cancelled.
May 9, 2014
The Ambulance Corps and the Fire Department will participate in the Memorial Day Ceremony at Capital Bank on May 26th.
April 2014
The District sold the old tanker for $37,920.62. The proceeds of the sale will be placed in the Vehicle Replacement Fund.
February & March 2014
Residents of the District may take advantage of the Fire Department Smoke Detector Program funded by a grant. The grant period ends on March 31,2014, one one requirement is the Fire Department must install the new smoke detector. The community may request a smoke detector by calling 451-2700.
January 2014
The 3rd of three new vehicles arrived - - The new Ladder Truck.
November 2013
The 2nd of three new vehicles arrived - - The new Tanker
September 2013
The 1st of three new vehicles arrived - - The new Squad
November 29, 2013
The Draft Strategic Planning Report is available (See Agenda for December 2, 2013 Agenda Item 7.A.)
November 4, 2013

The District Board held the annual officer's elections.

Congratulations to the new Board: Bob Thomas, Chairman; Tony Allen, Vice-Chairman and Marilyn Beyer, Secretary/Treasurer.

October 23, 2013

The Strategic Planning Meeting date has been changed from November 16 to November 23, 2013.

October 21, 2013

You may access the results of the Strategic Planning Survey here. There were 20 responses from the community. Strategic Plan On-line Survey Results

October 1, 2013

The KLFR&EMS District Board is developing a 3-5 year Strategic Plan. Participants must complete the survey by October 16, 1013. The Public is invited to participate in the survey process by accessing the survey below: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Fire_District_Strategic_Planning_Survey "

 

You may access the Survey here also . . . Strategic Plan Survey Final

 

 

 

 

   

 

 

 

August 9, 2013

 

Application for the "New" Key Largo Volunteer Fire Department

You may call the KLVFD to request an application at 451-2700.

 

 

 

 

 

Letters from

Commissioners

Anderson Letter to the Editor

Tom Tharp - A lesson to be learned. 

Wheaton - Letter to KLVFD

 

 
Cover Page Report KLVAC Final Report.doc KLVAC Final Report Phase I.pdf
(Cover Page) KLFR&EMS Budget (2007-2008) 070924 Final.pdf
 KLVAC Cardiac Arrest Patients Response Times.doc  
               (Photo) Key Largo Volunteer Ambulance Corps Response Times
        (Cover Page) 2007-2008 Budget  070820 moved to the new Budget Tab

5/21/07  -   Key Largo ESCi Presentation Slides.pdf

5/21/07  -  Key Largo Evaluation Report FINAL 5.8.07.pdf

3/26/07  -  DRAFT Key Largo Evaluation Report 3.19.07.pdf


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